5 Dental Tips for Teenagers

Unknown-1To a teenager, looks can be everything. While it takes some time to understand that beauty is more than skin deep, it can be hard to explain that to someone who is going through adolescence. At Aten & Garofalo Family Dentistry, our goal is to make sure that our patients feel good about the way their mouth looks and feels. That is why we offer the following tips to our teenage patients: Continue reading

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The Link Between Your Oral Health and Sleeping Habits

Do you ever have trouble sleeping? Believe it or not, it can take a toll on your mouth. Poor oral hygienedreamstime_m_9530668 has been linked to sleeping problems and vice versa. While it may not explain every situation, it’s good to know when brushing and flossing can help and when to get in touch with a professional.
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Alzheimer’s and Oral Health: What You Should Know

 

June is Alzeheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, a time when it is important for us to talk about this difficult disease and what we can do to help those affected by it. In addition to learning about the effects of Alzheimer’s and donating to groups that research it, we can also directly help the people we love who have it in a number of ways. Continue reading

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6 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Your Saliva

You may not realize just how powerful your saliva is. In fact, you might think it’s a little gross, right? Most people don’t talk about it, and we cringe if we see someone drool or spit.

Saliva, however, is really cool and an essential part of not just your oral health, but also your overall health. Here are six awesome facts about that stuff in your mouth: Continue reading

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Thinking About Water Flossing? Here’s What You Should Know

Technology has brought the dental industry some wonderful advancements, like X-rays and the electric toothbrush. Fairly recently, water flossing emerged. These devices uses jets of water to clean between teeth and along the gum line. Much like traditional floss, the water can remove food from the crevices where it can get stuck in your mouth. Continue reading

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Dental Advice for Mothers

Whether you are expecting your first baby or have older children, it is important to understand how to take care of your teeth as well as the teeth in your child’s mouth. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we thought we would offer some advice for making sure your smiles last a lifetime. Continue reading

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: When Should I Worry?

baby-bottleMany children use a bottle well after their first teeth have emerged. Though most children will start solid food around 6 months of age, they are still dependent on formula or breast milk to get all their nutrients for quite a while longer. Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Dry Mouth

Waking up in the middle of the night thirsty is one thing, but dry mouth – also known as xerostomia – is quite another. This condition can occur for a variety of reasons. Nailing down the cause is an essential part of finding the right treatment. If you think you may suffer from dry mouth, read on to learn more. Continue reading

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Should My Child Wear a Mouth Guard?

UnknownNow that warm weather is here, many people will be heading outside to enjoy the sunshine. For many, that means watching children’s sporting events or simply taking the kids to the park. No matter what the activity may be, there could be a threat to your child’s mouth – especially when the child is playing a contact sport. Continue reading

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Have Celiac Disease? Your Dentist Should Know

According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, roughly on in approximately 100 people have celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disorder. When people who are affected ingest gluten, their small intestine is exposed to serious damage. Many people may not even know they have the condition until they are between the ages of 30 and 60. Continue reading

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